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Q+A [DARKO MILICIC]
Richard Deitsch
December 08, 2003
The 18-year-old Yugoslavian-born forward and the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft—between LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony—has played in just seven games for the Pistons.
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December 08, 2003

Q+a [darko Milicic]

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The 18-year-old Yugoslavian-born forward and the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft—between LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony—has played in just seven games for the Pistons.

SI: You're still waiting for your first basket. Is it coming soon?

Milicic: I hope, but nobody knows. It may be a month. It may be awhile. Who knows? But I hope.

SI: How tough is it to sit on the bench?

Milicic: Coming from where I play 30 minutes, this is not easy. But I know I got to wait for my chance. I tell the guys they are playing hard. That's my job for now.

SI: Back home your nickname is Surda, after a Yugoslavian movie character. Do you have a nickname yet in the U.S.?

Milicic: Here they call me Darko. I don't like nicknames, actually. But if they find something, I just better listen [laughs].

SI: Talk any trash on the court yet?

Milicic: No, I don't like this. For me, it is play and shut up.

SI: Do you follow how LeBron and Carmelo are doing?

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